Report: Clinton Aide Lost Blackberry that Contained Classified Emails

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Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department lost a personal Blackberry that may have contained classified information, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills emailed State Department IT staffer Bryan Pagliano, the aide who helped maintain Clinton's private email server, to report that she had lost her Blackberry, according to a March 20, 2010 message obtained by the Daily Caller:

Records obtained by The Daily Caller through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show Mills revealed that she lost her Blackberry in a March 20, 2010 email she sent to Bryan Pagliano, the State Department IT staffer who managed Clinton’s private email server.

"Somewhere b/w my house and the plane to nyc yesterday my personal bb got misplaced; no on [sic] is answering it thought [sic] I have called," Mills wrote from her personal email account to the address Pagliano used when he worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Other State Department records indicate that Mills’ personal Blackberry appears to have been synced with her Gmail account. Many of the emails she sent from the personal account include footers which show they were sent from a Blackberry powered by AT&T.

According to the Daily Caller, other documents indicated that Mills's Blackberry was linked to her personal Gmail account, which contained emails that included information that was later deemed classified.

The FBI has been investigating whether classified information was mishandled over Clinton's private email server. Two former U.S. attorneys recently told the Free Beacon that they predict the FBI will make a determination in the investigation within the next couple of months.

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Alana Goodman is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she was assistant online editor at Commentary. She has written for the Weekly Standard, the New York Post and the Washington Examiner. Goodman graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 2010, and lives in Washington, D.C. Her Twitter handle is @alanagoodman. Her email address is

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